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Small Cities 2015

Bloomington, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 115      Population: 168,000

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 72  97  165  166  121  144  93.35 
1-yr Job Growth2 132  110  147  178  150  98  99.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 66  75  79  140  20  86  97.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 111  121  129  130  104  69  100.68 
Short-Term Job Growth5 153  113  197  188  174  201  9555.99% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 20  26  177  188  176  194  68.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 37  80  176  141  193  63  100.62 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 1.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  61  48  47  48  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)